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Lagos To Host Inaugural Beach Soccer League



By Olayinka Elebute

Nigeria Beach Soccer  is set to be in a new wine as the tournament will be  back in Lagos, with the beautiful city kicking off the first round of the Nigeria Beach Soccer League organised by the Nigeria Beach Soccer Association (NBSA) scheduled for 3rd – 5th of April 2021.

This is sequel to the approval given by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to the Beach Soccer League body the all clear to kick-start its activities.

The Nigeria Beach Soccer Association (NBSA) is a new body Chaired by Honourable Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande, who is a Member of the NFF Board, and Coordinated by Mr Mahmud Hadejia, the President of the African Beach Soccer Union (ABSU), together with other Member Associations from Lagos, Kebbi, Kaduna Kwara, Kogi, Edo, Plateau, FCT, Anambra amongst other states.

The league will be played across 4 centres which have existing Beach Soccer structures in the country. These centres are Lagos, which will host in April; Kebbi in May; Kwara in June; and Kaduna will host the Super finals in July.

The league shall feature 8 teams at the maiden edition. While Kebbi, Kaduna, Kwara, Edo, Badagry, Lagos Beach Soccer Clubs have confirmed their participation, others from Kogi and Anambra State have also indicated interests to participate at the inaugural edition.

A press conference, followed by a workshop/clinic for the teams, including the referees, will be held a day to the official kickoff date where the venue will be announced soon.

Elegushi Beach in Lagos will host the first 2 days, followed by Landmark Beach which will host the final day of the League’s first round.

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